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Gorgeous Treetop Dwellings in the Mexican Rainforest

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Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos designed the Chipicas Town Houses, four independent single buildings inside a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

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The architects have devised a an unpretentious floating lantern design that is timeless and transcendent.

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In a treetop bedroom, glass from ceiling to floor completely exposes the surrounding rainforest.

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The result is a gorgeous place to sleep that appears suspended high up in the rainforest canopy.

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The design is simple and unpretentious, opening a full wall of glass in even the childrens’ bunk rooms overlooking the surrounding jungle.

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Because of the tiny garden setting, an extremely vertical design is devised for each building to protect most of the vegetation.

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The Chipicas Houses were designed with two sides of the façade made of floor to ceiling windows and two sides with a skin made of wooden lattice to gain a sense of privacy.

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The backs of each of the buildings are entirely covered in a wooden rain screen that offsets the textural complexity of the growing wood nearby.

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From the outside, these rain screens seem impenetrable and solid – but from inside, they simply filter the light.

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A completely novel view is created down under the overhangs.

(Because these screens are not connected all the way down.)

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The texture of the wood offers a foil for the surrounding jungle.

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At night, these garden structures glow like lanterns in their rainforest setting.

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The verticality is a solution to the small footprint needed within the garden.

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With the hyper vertical plan, stairs become a feature.

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A lovely tension is created between walls of glass and walls of rain screen.

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The zen-like structures have something of Japan about them.

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There is a sumptuousness to the contrast of the civilized white floors, walls and sofas in the interiors, appearing to float within the dank rainforest setting.

A design that is just a real delight.

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